The Pinball Hall of Fame is a 10,000 square-foot facility in Las Vegas, Nevada housing one of the largest collections of working pinball machines in the world.
The history of coin-operated pinball machines traces back to the 1930s. Over the decades, pinball has earned a following of players passionate about besting their own scores and those of fellow players. Pinball Hall of Fame owner Tim Arnold is one of those followers. Opened in Las Vegas in 1992, the Pinball Hall of Fame is Arnold’s personal collection of approximately 1000 games. Arnold creates a relaxed environment in which he shares his collection with visitors from around the globe. His impressive collection includes games from each decade since the advent of pinball, providing visitors with a look at the history and evolution of pinball. Games from such iconic manufacturers as Bally, Chicago Coin, Gottlieb, and Williams provide visitors an opportunity to experience the joy of the pastime.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is a family-friendly alternative to the usual Las Vegas activities of gambling and more gambling. Admission is free but visitors do need a pocket full of quarters to play the games. $20 provides an hour or two of entertainment, an economical alternative to one-arm bandits, card tables, and other forms of entertainment offered in Las Vegas.